Pre-construction open house set for Segment 2 of Badger Coulee Project
Construction work scheduled to begin in August for area from Town of Vienna to Town of Caledonia
MADISON, Wis. – American Transmission Co. and Xcel Energy are continuing a multi-year public outreach process for the 180-mile, 345-kilovolt Badger Coulee Project with a pre-construction open house on April 20 in Lodi.
“Landowners who may be affected by construction and members of the public are welcome to attend this pre-construction open house,” said Charles Gonzales, ATC senior local relations representative. “This event will provide an opportunity for people to learn what to expect in terms of equipment, timing and appearance of the line,” said Gonzales.
The public is invited to attend the April 20 pre-construction open house from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Quality Inn & Suites, W9250 Prospect Drive, Lodi. There will not be a formal presentation. Construction activities, including placing protective mats and installing foundations, are scheduled to begin this summer.
After more than five years of public involvement and regulatory review, ATC and Xcel Energy received approval in April 2015 from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to construct the $580 million project from north of La Crosse to northern Dane County. The project will address electric system reliability issues locally and in the Midwest, provide economic savings and support renewable energy policy. Work will generally be conducted from east to west with a planned in-service date of 2018.
Note to editors: A project map and additional information about this project is available at www.BadgerCoulee.com.